Hot Cross Bun Recipe
Hot Cross Buns
  • 500g plain flour
  • 1tsp mixed spice
  • 50g butter/marg
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 3tsp yeast, mixed with 150ml warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 100ml milk
  • 125g sultanas
For the cross topping:
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 4tbsp water
  1. Place the flour, mixed spice, sugar and work the butter in with your fingers, then make a well in the centre.
  2. Add the yeast, milk and beaten egg to the well and mix everything in.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead the mixture for about 5 minutes, the put in a bowl and cover with cling film. Leave to one side for 1 hour.
  4. After an hour, the dough would have doubled in size. Add the sultanas and knead them in.
  5. Separate into 12 small balls and put onto a baking tray with a little room between them.
  6. Cover with cling film and leave for 30 minutes.
  7. Combine the 2tbsp flour with 4tbsp water and, using a piping bag, make crosses on the buns.
  8. Add the buns to an oven preheated to 200C for 15 minutes.
  9. To give them a nice gloss, mix 1tsp sugar with 3tsp water to brush over the buns.
The buns turned out light and fluffy, and were perfect toasted. We popped them into an air tight container, hoping that we could keep them for a few days but they were eaten in less than 2 days!
Recipe by Skint Dad at